Why isn’t Rick Scott being held to the same standard as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Everyone loves a good party. Just ask Cinderella. In the end, it worked out fairly good for her.

And for those in The Process, victory parties can be some of the best — both in Capitol Hill and Tallahassee.

With Republicans, apparently, not all celebrations are equal.

Case in point is the contrast between two newly elected lawmakers (who couldn’t be further on the ideological spectrum): Former Gov. and newly minted Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott and New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-avowed democratic socialist.

Ocasio-Cortez is certainly no fan of Republicans, nor they of her. But a double standard is a double standard, and we have a doozy here.

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In an October speech at her alma mater of Boston University, then-candidate Ocasio-Cortez raised several eyebrows when she said: “I would love to get ‘inaugurated’ Jan. 3 [and] Jan. 4 we’re signing health care, we’re signing this.”

The reaction from the right was swift and brutal. Members of Congress are “sworn into” office and don’t get “inaugurated,” they cried.

“It seems that … Alexandria…

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